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Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church According to the Spoken Teaching of Father John Romanides. Volume 1: Dogma, Ethics, Revelation)

Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church According to the Spoken Teaching of Father John Romanides Volume Dogma Ethics Revelation Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos is a valuable contribution to contemporary theological literature It is a work in two volumes based mainly

  • Title: Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church According to the Spoken Teaching of Father John Romanides. Volume 1: Dogma, Ethics, Revelation)
  • Author: John Romanides Hierotheos Vlachos
  • ISBN: 9789607070753
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos is a valuable contribution to contemporary theological literature It is a work in two volumes, based mainly on the spoken teaching of Fr John Romanides This book is an encounter between two important theologians of our time Father John Romanides vivid and unconventional words,Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos is a valuable contribution to contemporary theological literature It is a work in two volumes, based mainly on the spoken teaching of Fr John Romanides This book is an encounter between two important theologians of our time Father John Romanides vivid and unconventional words, presented by Metropolitan Hierotheos, come as a liberating intervention in theological thought Fr John s precise and specific teaching is not essentially innovative, but takes patristic theology and re formulates it for our own era.The first volume of Empirical Dogmatics is divided into four chapters Dogma and EthicsThe Experience of RevelationThe Bearers of RevelationThe Living Monuments of RevelationThis is a different kind of dogmatics because it is based on experience Dogma is not to be believed Dogma is to be experienced Dogma is not human speculation It has nothing to do with philosophy or metaphysics It does not lead to any form of moralism Fr John often draws parallels between theology and the positive sciences, particularly medicine and astronomy The method proposed for approaching dogma, and theology in general, is experiment, experience, observation and recording, as well as verification of the degree of success in achieving the aim by means of results.The aim is man s glorification, which is reached by way of purification and illumination Holy relics are tangible evidence for the authenticity of this experience, which transforms the whole human being, body and soul It is empirical realities of this kind that attract non Orthodox Christians today.Dogma is the record of the revelatory experience of the saints who see God.It is the rational formulation of the mystery that they experienced Dogma also acts as a means of therapeutic treatment for those who are spiritually sick and as a guide and signpost showing the way to glorification There is a close connection between dogma and ethics, which Orthodox theology identifies with ascetic practice The ascetic method consists of striving for purification, and leads to illumination In this way the separation of the rational faculty from the noetic faculty is achieved, the darkened nous is illuminated and unceasing noetic prayer begins Man is then in a position to experience dogma and to reach glorification The empirical basis of dogma is the foundation of the spiritual life, understood in the context of the life of the Church.The experience of revelation, of glorification, is the experience of Pentecost.Theology is an expression of the vision of God, but is not identical with it, because in the state of divine vision theology is transcended The Christian is led to this experience through obedience to an experienced spiritual father.Spiritual fatherhood and its therapeutic dimension is the factor that links the bearers of the revelation the glorified down through the ages and the God seers of the Old and New Testaments The difference between them is that the glorified Prophets of the Old Testament experience the revelation of the unincarnate Word, whereas the glorified Apostles, Fathers and saints of the New Testament experience the incarnate Word Divine inspiration is another characteristic that they share, so they are unerring theologians The infallibility of the Ecumenical Councils, which set out dogmas when the appearance of heretics makes this necessary, is due to the divine inspiration and freedom from error of the glorified Fathers who participated in them.The theological teaching of Fr John clarifies misunderstandings and resolves points of uncertainty For instance, he clarifies the distinction between the revelation itself and the living monuments of the revelation Holy Scripture and Tradition The source of the faith is revelation, the experience of uncreated, ineffable words The purpose of created words and concepts in Holy Scripture and Tradition is to cure man through purification, illumination and glorification.This therapeutic method is the heart of the Orthodox Tradition and Empirical Dogmatics is a therapeutic intervention for those who are tired of the barren wanderings of Western theology See at stspress products page

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    1 thought on “Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church According to the Spoken Teaching of Father John Romanides. Volume 1: Dogma, Ethics, Revelation)

    1. As far as title goes, most straightforward title ever. The argument is rather simple, all dogmatics are empirical. Awesome name. I'm going to refrain from commenting on the subject manner and my personal beliefs. However this book told me to understand Eastern Orthodoxy on a fundamental level. I've gone to liturgy many times and read other books, but this book brought me into the mind of an orthodox. I do have an emotional Knee Jerk reaction to this book though. My patron saint is Augustine so i [...]

    2. Popa ăsta explică clar pe înțelesul meu. Mi-a dezvăluit niște chestii de am rămas mască. Se cunoaşte că a studiat la şcoli înalte din Occident. Aplică metodele ştiinţei pozitiviste la religie: dacă credinţa ortodoxă cu metodele ei specifice are succes în însănătoşirea spirituală a omului înseamnă că este adevărată. Succes = adevăr.Nu vorbește aiurea în formule învățate pe de rost, care formează un fel de limbă de lemn duhovnicească, cum au obiceiul bărboși [...]

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